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Public School 166

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
Public School 166 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2021
1. Public School 166 Marker
Inscription.  One of the few extant 19th-century institutional buildings on the Upper West Side, Public School 166 was built in 1897-99 as part of the vast construction program to meet the needs of New York's rapid population growth. C.B.J. Snyder, influential and long-time superintendent of school buildings for the New York City Board of Education, used this collegiate gothic style as a model for four other city schools. P.S. 166 is one of New York's early public buildings that utilized terra cotta for its predominant cladding material. The main facade features a turreted central bay with a tudor-arched entrance, large window groupings with drip moldings and prominent gables with steeply pitched roofs. In the 1990s, the school was designated the Manhattan School of Arts and Technology.
 
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation.
 
Location. 40° 47.344′ N, 73° 58.351′ W. Marker is in New York, New York
Public School 166 Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2021
2. Public School 166 Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the right of the entrance, with the Richard Rogers marker also visible to the left of the entrance.
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, in New York County. Marker is on West 89th Street west of Columbus Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 West 89th Street, New York NY 10024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Rodgers (a few steps from this marker); Ballet Hispanico of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Claremont Riding Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Claremont Riding Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Gregory's Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Where Poe wrote The Raven (approx. ¼ mile away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  PS 166 (Manhattan) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 10, 2021.)
 
Public School 166 - looking east along West 89th image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 30, 2021
3. Public School 166 - looking east along West 89th
<i>Manhattan: 89th Street (West) - Amsterdam Avenue</i> image. Click for full size.
photo courtesy of the New York Public Library, 1920
4. Manhattan: 89th Street (West) - Amsterdam Avenue
Looking west on West 89th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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